Marc FerrantiIDG News Service

Wall Street Beat: IBM, Apple Riding High

Passing the second anniversary of the Great Recession's market low this week, the technology sector remains a pillar for corporate revenue and investor...

Wall Street Beat: Tablets, Big Data Shape IT Economics

News from Apple and Teradata along with various economic forecasts this week show that at seemingly opposite ends of the technology-product spectrum, non-PC...

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise Trumps Consumer IT Sales

Repeating what has been a familiar pattern for the past six months, tech earnings and market forecasts this week show that while enterprise IT sales, especially...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Help Buoy Markets

Tech vendor results this week reinforced the perception that business spending would fuel IT sales this year, and helped indexes head for a third straight week...

Wall Street Beat: NYSE, Deutsche Börse Highlight Tech Role

Blame it on technology. The news this week that Deutsche Börse is close to effectively buying the New York Stock Exchange, a centuries-old symbol of American...

Wall Street Beat: Business Software, E-commerce Shine

With most tech bellwethers having reported financial results, the earnings season is coming to a close, but BMC, NetSuite, AOL and IAC results this week offered...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Stay Strong

Financial results from Microsoft, SAP, EMC, AT&T, Verizon and other tech vendors this week reinforced optimism that 2011 is shaping up to be a strong year...

Wall Street Beat: Earnings, Personnel Changes Rock IT

Apple, Google, IBM and AMD announced quarterly results this week, as personnel news trumped earnings reports.

Wall Street Beat: Software to Drive IT Growth

Intel and SAP results and various forecasts issued this week suggest that while 2010 was a recovery year for just about all sectors of IT, enterprise software...

Wall Street Beat: IT Spending Forecast to Rise in 2011

Despite ongoing worries about the strength of the U.S. recovery, sovereign debt in Europe and inflation in various parts of the world, global IT spending is due...

Bank of America Cuts Services for WikiLeaks

Bank of America has joined the growing list of financial and technology companies that have cut off services to WikiLeaks.

Wall Street Beat: RIM, Oracle, Spending Buoy Markets

Better news about the economy and online spending capped off by strong quarterly results and robust forecasts from Oracle and RIM helped fuel markets to new highs.

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A to Stay Strong

Tech vendor share prices last month recovered to levels not seen since before the Wall Street crash of October 2008, but market watchers believe merger and...

Top 10 Stories of 2010: Living in the Post-PC World

It would be foolhardy to proclaim the death of the PC in a year in which Windows 7 was key to record quarterly sales for Microsoft. The rise of the iPad isn't the only big story from 2010.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Hit Yearly High

Tech stocks hit a yearly high in U.S. markets Thursday as industry watchers pored over upbeat reports about server shipments and online spending, but ongoing...